Is SNL Live tonight?
Yes, it is, and it’s Russell Crowe hosting. It’s the actor’s first time helming SNL and in fact, this will be Crowe’s first time appearing on SNL (unless you count Taran Killam doing a Crowe impression; we don’t).
Crowe, who is best known for his roles in Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind, has a movie coming out in May with co-star Ryan Gosling. The Nice Guys stars Crowe as an enforcer who must work together with a private eye to investigate an apparent suicide of a porn star in 1970’s Los Angeles.
Although not generally known for comedic performances, Crowe got some laughs on the Tonight Show last night, and we’re predicting a strong appearance. If you don’t want to take our word for it, check out Crowe’s promos for tonight’s show, where he wants to let you know you’re going to get a great show. In the first promo with Keenan Thompson, Crowe promises to entertain you. Are you not entertained? Then click over to promo #2 where Crowe gets comfortable at a bar with Leslie Jones. Jones always likes to flirt with some of SNL’s more attractive guest hosts, and she’s not worried about being subtle.
Margo Price is the musical guest.